Igala indigenes residing in Ekiti State have signified their readiness
to participate actively in Governor Kayode Fayemi’s one year in office
celebration, coming up on October 16th this year.
They gave the assurance during a familiarization visit to the Senior
Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor on Mobilization, Prince
Olatunji Ogunlola, in his office in Ado-Ekiti.
While receiving them in his office, the SSA explained that the State
Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, places high premium on the welfare of
non-indigenes in the state, urging them to reciprocate the kind
gesture through their cooperation and support of the Governor in
moving the state forward.
Prince Ogunlola advised them to form cooperative societies so that
they can benefit from the micro-credit loans that would commence soon
in the state.
The SSA, who explained that he had met with some non-indigene groups
such as Hausa, Igbo, Ebira, Urobo among others, said non-indigenes in
the state would be treated equally by the State Government.
He however implored them to exercise patience with the state
Government on the issue of provision of bus for them, stressing that
due to paucity of funds, majority of the State Commissioners and
political appointees are still using their personal vehicles.
Responding, the General Chairman of Igala community, Ekiti State
Chapter, Mr. John Okoriko, explained that Igala Communities in the
state are loyal, committed and faithful to the administration of
Governor Kayode Fayemi.
He also commended the Governor for his peaceful and purposeful
administration in the state.